When it comes to pasture management and controlling weeds, there are a couple of different options available to you. Mowing is one option you may want to consider, especially if you’re looking to help control the spread of weeds. Spraying is another option you can try if you’re interested in a longer-lasting solution. Before you get your John Deere machinery ready to take on the pasture for your livestock, let’s take a closer look at these two specific options for pasture management and how they can help you with controlling weeds.
Mowing can be a helpful practice if you are able to cut weeds after they have grown above the height of the grass but before they have filled out with seeds. In turn, this can ultimately help control their spread.
If you’re looking for the right John Deere machinery to take on this task, you may want to consider the John Deere HX15 Flex-Wing Rotary Cutter. This piece of equipment has a cutting width of 15 feet and a cutting height ranging from one to 16 inches. Combine it with a utility tractor, such as the John Deere 6145M, and you’ve got everything you need to mow your pasture efficiently.
If you choose to cut the weeds before the seeds set, you’ll prevent them from spreading, limiting their ability to grow and survive.
Spraying is a longer-lasting solution when compared with mowing. With a piece of equipment, such as the Frontier LS1130 Sprayer, you can apply an herbicide that will prevent the weeds from establishing roots and destroying your pasture. This specific sprayer has a 30-foot working width with a 250-gallon tank. In turn, operators can cover a wide amount of land over a short period of time without having to stop and fill up the herbicide. This ultimately translates into a more effective workday.
If you are unsure of which weeds are plaguing your pasture, do not hesitate to contact your local county extension office. They can help you identify the vegetation species you may be up against and give you insight into the best possible ways to control them.
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If you have any questions about the John Deere equipment you can use for weed control, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.